The problems that seems to underlie in this is the issue of money. People who have medacaid cannot always get the best doctors because of how the insurance pays them. Example from my doctor: this one lady has a foot disease and the hospital didn't want the doctor to run a test to determine whether the lady has this foot disease or not. The doctor argued that if he didn't get to run this exam that the lady would die from the disease and the family could have had a $20 million dollar lawsuit. The hospital backed out and allowed the doctor to run the exam. He told me if this patient went to another doctor, she could have gotten her leg amputated. That's the last kind of thing anyone should do, but he explained that when it comes to foot diseases the patients end up paying the cost for the medication and for the care becuase most foot diseases are not life-threatening diseases. (And apprently infectious disease doctors tend to consult for diseases that are life-threatening). Another problem is of course, pharmaceuticals, like the case of Martin Shkreli, who raised the cost of AIDS medication by 5000%. He is currently arrested not for what he did in terms of raising the prices for medication but for other reasons.
All of these points drive to home what I learned in my current class, Introduction to Behavioral Economics. My professor was bringing to light that when it comes to policy making, that psychologists aren't even considered about what kind of policies that can benefit people.
I am not sure how to reform Medacaid or other issues that the medical field has, but I would love to think of ways that would be beneficial to people. This whole conversation left me pondering about what kind of policies that should be changed.
I was thinking about whether the US healthcare should be more like the Canadian healthcare model, however, the reality is that Canadian healthcare model is really expensive and would impose so many Americans to pay higher taxes just to cover this. (A great article that highlights this point is seen here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/
So yesterday, my college hold an event tha had Professor Timothy Snyder from Yale discuss his latest book: "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning."
He had an interesting argument about how to look at the Holocaust in a different lense. He discussed how Hitler viewed the world in a rather ecological way, by stripping away the artificial ways (bioogical) and build the races though land and food. And that the Nazi Reich main goal was gaining the land of milk and honey (aka Ukraine).
Hitler also stated in his Mein Kampf about how if anyone else argues otherwise about not spreading greed and envy and that science is a trap, and therefore, the woldd is fooled by the Jews.
The Holocaust happened because while the Nazis thought that they can win Russia in less than 9 weeks (which didn't happen) although, they were in Kiev, that Hitler had to blame someone (anyone) why the Nazis weren't winning. Hence, the final solution was thought up, in order to destroy the people who were helping the Germans "lose."
The only way the Holocaust happened is when Nazi Germany induced failed-states. When Germany took over Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, other countries during WWII, the political parties, estalished parties were forced out or induced into failure and thus left the citizens in those state to feel like nothing, i.e. no more country, no longer a citizen, you're now a refugee or second-class citizen in Nazi Reich. Hence, how the humilation and politics helped to create the Holocaust.
When March 11, 1938 happened in Austria, the Jews were surrounded by Austrian citizens and looked upon with shame and humiliation, as to remind the citizens of Austria the last political state in Austria that got stripped away and no longer exists.
I am not sure if I agree with all what Professor Snyder stated. But it was interesting to hear how when social scientists start to generalize something (about the world, human nature, etc.) that the historians come in to state, there's an exception to this generalization.
your fellow classmates
call you ugly
and starting to believe them.
poison is self-doubt
that runs in the veins
it starts to
bleed you dry
self-doubt is the cruelest
form of punishment
to give to yourself.
self-doubt is poison
in your mind.
And only goes away,
when you're finally
succumb to your own doubts.
So this is what I have been doing so far for the month of January 2016:
Scrapbook for 2016
- Vampire Academy
- Betrayed at 17
- Your Highness
- Valentine's Day
- Paper towns
- The Trouble with Harry
- My Old Lady
- Night Train to Munich
TV shows watched:
- Sherlock: Christmas Special
- Doctor Who: Christmas Special
- A Crime to Remember (Investigation Discovery)
- Swamp Murders (Investigation Discovery)
- Dateline (Investigation Discovery)
- Fix My Mom (Oxygen)
- Murder and Motives (Investigation Discovery)
- Snapped: Social Media (Oxygen)
- Snapped (Oxygen)
- Homicide Hunter: Joe Kenda (Investigation Discovery)
- CSI: NY (Season 9 episode 01)
- Agent Carter (S2E1-3)
- The Flash (S2 E10-11)
- Supernatural (S11 E10-11)
- Legends of Tomorrow (S1 E1-2)
- Supergirl (S1 E9-11)
- Pretty Little Liars (S6 E11-13)
- The Irregular at magic high school
- Flash 2x03
- Flash 2x09
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Zoey 101
- Ned's Declassified School Guide
- Agent Carter (last episode in season 1)
- Scientific American January 2016 (The Brain GPS)
- Seventeen Febuary 2016 (I was given this and I flipped through it)
- Cosmopolitan January 2016
- Vogue 2016 (given this)
- People January 4, 2016 (given this)
- Hello December 21, 2015 (given this)
- The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
- A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl (favorite quote: "sometimes it's the friends who hurt us the worst.")
- Ideal Father by Tiffanilocked95 (ch.32)
- Second Chances by Mara Rome (ch. 46)
- Finding Potter by etherian (ch. 14, WIP)
- Praeparet Bellum (Prepare for War): Year I by kaceydj5555 (ch. 25, WIP)
- Better be Slytherin! by jharad17 (complete)
- Leo Inter Serpentes by Aeternum (Finished reading year 5)
- Chimera in Chains by AzarDarkstar (complete)
- A Serpentine Path by AzarDarkstar (ch. 2, WIP)
- Sine Qua Non by AzarDarkstar (ch. 3, WIP)
- A True Family by Mandancie (ch. 6, WIP)
- Life Altering Moments by BloodyRed_Queen
- A Certain Disregard For The Rules by lunaerum (ch. 2, WIP)
- Ohana by Evil Cosmic Triplets (ch. 2, WIP)
- Fate by aliimagic (ch. 2)
- If It Was A Fairytale by aliimagic (ch. 17, WIP)
- Waiting to Fall by aggiegirl11 (ch. 19, WIP)
- Stranger Things Have Happened by LiselleVelvet (ch. 8, WIP)
- Poured Over Ice in an Old-Fashioned Glass by bealeciphers (ch. 6, WIP)
- happens all the time by Liu (ch. 17, WIP)
- Your Worst Nightmare by CG07 (ch.11, WIP)
- All the First Dates by Liu (ch. 3, WIP)
- Cold Truth by Katyakora (ch. 5, WIP)
- Public Enemy, Undercover Lover by Crimson1 (ch. 6, WIP)
- Adorkable You by Rinzler (1/1)
- Our Love is Like a Warning Sign by pretzel_logic (ch. 21, WIP)
- The First Week by littlemotel (complete)
standing here on a cold day,
with so much warmth,
"Yes, to the answer"
which leaves me breatheless
on a cold winter day.
Group One: Act Two
I. Far away,
a long time ago,
this is how the story begins.
It begins with nothing but a scribble
filled with hate.
Sometimes she wonders
why everything around her
is so warm
and that she can't feel it so
in her hands.
Cold as ice they say,
maybe they are right,
but in the depth of her heart,
she knows the truth,
"cold hands, warm heart."
Darkness is listening,
preying on weakness,
your heart broken.
Red is for the love that burns for you.
Red is for the heart's desire.
Red is for the blood on the knife.
Red is the depth of despair,
and yet, it is passion.
From gameofcards Challenge 34: Wishes: http://cards-wild.livejournal.com/50796.
Spectre/Skyfall (James Bonds) icons by sgflutegirl
Hannukkah Icons by foxrafer
From rizbef at http://calendarsquares.livejournal.com/
Old profile icons created by bub specifically for me:
December is the warmest month,when flowers die,
yet memories live.
Here are the seeds,
of how love starts
Winter comes, the beginning of the end
Summer comes with nothing but flowers blooming
And the hail comes to drench the truth
The night comes and burns the garden.
The last hour left with noise
He came to the grass of promise and despair.
I was scared of the mysterious air,
but he told me
to never let me go.
for the first time I knew how to feel free
from the mysterious air.
What comes in this story is nothing but---
If you don't know how this
then you should seek the answer.
Find the truth,
Questions of love,
"Do you know?"
I looked within the flowers,
knowing the truth and the lie.
The noise brings around
but the simple truth.
[note: I guess this poem can be seen as a companion to an old poem that I wrote.]
Written for gameofcards | challenge 39